Former Governor of Rivers State and Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, says he suffered a lot on corruption and the allegations of corruption leveled against him by his successor, Nyesom Wike and the past government, are without proof.
Amaechi made this known while delivering a lecture titled “Legislature and Executive Partnership for Effective Performance,” at a retreat for the executive arms of Plateau State government held at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, in collaboration with Jos Business School and German International Corporation (GIZ), yesterday February 2nd.
The Minister claims, he suffered a lot in the hands of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as the governor of Rivers State.
“I suffered a lot about corruption without any proof against me by anti graft agency.
“I was harrassed, though I fought my way through, they accused me of corruption, I suffered a lot, I suffered a lot about corruption. I don’t like money, I believe once you can feed, you don’t need money again, all those who accumulate are doing so to their detriment,” he said.
The Minister of Transport said the success of any administration depends on the relationship between the executive and legislative arms adding that the commissioners are the drivers of the synergy and cordiality.
For him, its a pre-requisite to have a smooth sail in terms of administration, the executive arm especially the commissioners must see the lawmakers as partners in progress and have a high sense of regard for the legislature.
Recall that on Tuesday this week, Rotimi Amaechi, who is just barely three months in office, alongside Managing Director of Nigeria Railway Corporation, NRC, Seyi Sijuwade, former Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Mohammed Bello Haliru, and former Minister of Transport, Idris Umar, were summoned to appear before the adhoc committee of the House of Representatives on failed rail contracts to defend their alleged role in the N1 trillion rail contract fraud.